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Briefly: Voyager, Google-Motorola deal, Powerline networking

updated 07:01 pm EDT, Mon May 21, 2012

Voyager Mobile launches after 'malicious attack'

Following a delay of nearly a week after repeated denial of service attacks, low-cost Sprint reseller Voyager Mobile has launched in 22 states. Voyager provides Sprint's 3G and WiMAX network for $39 a month, contract free. Alternatively, a $19/month unlimited-talk plan is available.

Chinese regulatory approval given for Google's Motorola purchase

China's Ministry of Commerce has approved Google's acquisition of Motorola. The European Commission and the US Department of Justice approved the merger in February, so few hurdles remain for the deal. China has ordered Google to keep its Android operating system free for five years as a condition of the approval. As part of the $12.5 billion deal, Google will own Motorola's 17,000 patents as well as acquiring Motorola's ongoing multinational legal disputes with Apple and other companies.

TP-Link adds AV500 model to powerline networking products

Similar to the AV200 line released earlier this month, TP-Link will be shipping the AV500 line by the end of the month. Now capable of 500Mbps over 300 feet, the new AV500 adapter kit is HomePlug AV standard-compliant, features a new ultra-compact design, plug-and-play with existing Ethernet network topography, supports IGMP managed IP transmission optimizing IPTV streaming, and has a power-saving mode that automatically reduces power consumption by up to 35 percent.

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